The forced labour ban: a future without modern slavery

European Parliament, Brussels | room ASP 1E2



Ban on forced labour landscape 9

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A Renew Europe seminar on the importance of banning imports of products made with forced labour from the European internal market, linked to the European Commission Proposal for a regulation on prohibiting products made with forced labour on the Union market (COM(2022) 453).

Topics include but are not limited to: forced labour, forced child labour, gender aspect of forced labour, forced labour and trade.


10:30 - 10:45 Introduction by MEP Samira Rafaela, INTA Rapporteur

10:45 - 11:45 Panel discussion moderated by MEP Samira Rafaela

  • Hélène de Rengervé, EU Senior Adviser, Anti-Slavery International
  • Billie Elmqvist Thurén, Human Rights and Sustainability Manager & Cocoa Lead, Olam Food Ingredients
  • Toni Haastrup, Professor and Chair in International Politics, University of Stirling
  • Roel van ’t Veld, Head of EU affairs, Douane Nederland (Dutch Customs Authority)

11:45 - 12:00 Closing remarks by Salima Yenbou, DROI Opinion Rapporteur

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